CDC Says Pregnant Women Should Consider Not Traveling To Miami

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised pregnant women and their partners to consider putting off plans to travel to all parts of Miami-Dade County after Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed that local transmission of Zika virus had spread to another "very small" area of Miami Beach. The CDC particularly warned pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach and the neighborhood Wynwood, where Zika virus was first reported to be locally-transmitted early this month. The Miami Beach area of Zika transmission is just under 1.5 square miles, according to Scott. Five cases of local transmission are attributed to the area, bringing total such cases in Florida to 36, the governor's office said.

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